Product Reviews

  1. Testing Test Kits: We Compared 4 Popular Aquarium Ammonia Test Kits—Here Are the Results

    Testing Test Kits: We Compared 4 Popular Aquarium Ammonia Test Kits—Here Are the Results

    API ammonia test kit at 0.25 ppm Ammonia testing is something we all do when cycling a new aquarium. It’s also a good idea to monitor the water quality when adding new livestock to an...
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  2. Prime Fuge Review: The Best Refugium Light We've Ever Tested—Grow Macroalgae FAST!

    Prime Fuge Review: The Best Refugium Light We've Ever Tested—Grow Macroalgae FAST!

    In our latest video, we look at the new Aqua Illumination PRIME Fuge LED light and show you how this light can give your refugium a boost! Using algae as a means to fix nitrogen and phosphate...
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  3. Nero 5 Pump Review: Design, Performance, Control, and Scheduling Using myAI App

    Nero 5 Pump Review: Design, Performance, Control, and Scheduling Using myAI App

    Aqua Illumination or AI is one of the original companies that pioneered LED aquarium lighting and made it available to the masses. The current AI Prime and Hydra HD fixtures are still some of the...
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  4. Testing Test Kits: We Compared 5 Popular Aquarium pH Test Kits—Here Are the Results

    Testing Test Kits: We Compared 5 Popular Aquarium pH Test Kits—Here Are the Results

    The pH value represents the acidity (alkalinity) of water. The pH value is a measure for the acid or alkaline character of an aqueous solution. pH test kits are an important tool for all aquarists,...
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  5. A Pump Upgrade That Is Worth Every Penny: The EcoTech Marine VorTech QuietDrive Driver

    A Pump Upgrade That Is Worth Every Penny: The EcoTech Marine VorTech QuietDrive Driver

    EcoTech Marine has had a driver upgrade available for older generation VorTech pumps for quite a while now. EcoTech Marine says the newer drivers reduce motor noise and, with some...
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  6. Mail-In and ICP Aquarium Water Testing: Which Service is Right for You?

    Mail-In and ICP Aquarium Water Testing: Which Service is Right for You?

    Reef aquarists have always been concerned with water quality. At first, testing was limited to basic water parameters like nitrate, phosphate and calcium. More advanced test kits were developed for...
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  7. Turn Your ATO Reservoir Into A Refugium And 4 Other Easy Mods For Your Red Sea Reefer 350

    Turn Your ATO Reservoir Into A Refugium And 4 Other Easy Mods For Your Red Sea Reefer 350

    I was in the market for a new tank recently. I was going to move apartments and wanted a new tank to celebrate the move. My first user experience with a Red Sea tank was back in 2011 and I won my...
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  8. Does Your TDS Meter Measure Up?

    Does Your TDS Meter Measure Up?

    How Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and Electrical Conductivity (EC) Measurements can impact your Reverse Osmosis Deionized (RODI) filters A healthy aquarium begins with quality water. Oftentimes tap...
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